Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Owensboro, KY MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Owensboro, KY MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Kentucky.

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SOC Major Groups in the Owensboro, KY MSA:

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Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
11-0000 Management Occupations 2,410 $21.07 $23.70 $49,300 9.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 $30.60 $40.44 $84,110 14.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,050 $23.44 $27.13 $56,440 4.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 60 $14.87 $16.48 $34,280 8.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $19.96 $20.87 $43,420 5.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 230 $22.93 $22.90 $47,630 5.4 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 40 $20.03 $21.47 $44,650 5.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 60 $26.90 $27.36 $56,910 3.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 40 $18.22 $20.95 $43,580 4.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 30 $22.61 $22.30 $46,390 3.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 180 $20.66 $23.73 $49,350 5.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $28.56 $28.69 $59,680 9.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 200 $12.08 $12.62 $26,250 8.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 60 $20.38 $21.89 $45,540 8.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $16.42 $17.37 $36,130 8.8 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 800 $17.52 $18.44 $38,350 3.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) 30 $16.05 $16.49 $34,300 4.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 50 $19.06 $20.27 $42,160 4.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 70 $15.84 $16.82 $34,990 3.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $18.96 $17.95 $37,340 9.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 180 $18.19 $20.37 $42,370 4.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 140 $16.96 $18.34 $38,140 13.7 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 130 $19.65 $20.25 $42,120 9.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists (5) $19.08 $18.35 $38,180 14.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators (5) $18.72 $19.15 $39,830 9.3 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 320 $18.07 $17.97 $37,390 7.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (5) $12.41 $12.76 $26,540 5.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (3) 50 $15.99 $16.18 $33,660 3.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (5) $19.36 $19.49 $40,540 3.0 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 140 $15.15 $16.93 $35,220 8.5 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 570 $10.65 $12.08 $25,120 5.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $13.10 $13.56 $28,210 2.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 170 $8.85 $9.19 $19,110 6.2 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations (5) $18.38 $18.94 $39,390 22.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (5) $18.54 $17.38 $36,150 11.6 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations (5) $9.97 $12.00 $24,960 20.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) (5) $12.06 $11.76 $24,460 4.3 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 230 $10.35 $10.16 $21,130 11.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $11.88 $11.91 $24,770 2.9 %
27-4021 Photographers (3) 50 $6.50 $8.04 $16,720 6.0 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 1,460 $18.03 $29.66 $61,690 24.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 40 $32.73 $30.60 $63,660 4.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (3) (5) $37.88 $36.59 $76,110 6.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 520 $16.20 $16.68 $34,700 1.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians (5) $15.06 $14.84 $30,870 4.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) 30 $7.97 $8.22 $17,100 3.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 180 $12.05 $12.13 $25,230 2.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 40 $9.99 $10.05 $20,900 4.6 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,020 $7.88 $8.29 $17,230 4.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) 310 $7.71 $8.04 $16,710 2.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 430 $7.34 $7.38 $15,350 2.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 170 $8.41 $8.49 $17,670 2.6 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 220 $9.64 $9.63 $20,040 7.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) 170 $6.00 $7.05 $14,660 3.7 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 3,810 $6.23 $6.64 $13,810 2.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 210 $12.60 $12.66 $26,340 4.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) (5) $6.00 $5.99 $12,460 3.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 60 $7.49 $7.38 $15,350 2.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) 290 $7.04 $7.19 $14,960 2.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 210 $6.37 $6.59 $13,700 3.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) 70 $6.41 $6.66 $13,840 3.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 680 $6.14 $6.28 $13,070 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) (5) $6.04 $5.81 $12,090 3.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 1,020 $5.99 $6.29 $13,090 3.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (3) 80 $6.11 $5.98 $12,440 2.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) 100 $6.08 $6.13 $12,740 2.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers (5) $5.98 $5.81 $12,090 3.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 230 $5.95 $5.91 $12,290 2.5 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 800 $7.12 $7.83 $16,290 3.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 50 $9.64 $10.61 $22,060 4.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 360 $6.86 $7.25 $15,080 2.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 170 $6.12 $6.19 $12,880 1.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 170 $7.47 $7.41 $15,420 3.1 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 310 $6.37 $6.63 $13,790 4.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) (5) $6.35 $6.46 $13,440 3.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 90 $6.21 $6.30 $13,110 4.9 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 4,570 $7.56 $11.14 $23,180 9.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 540 $10.22 $12.72 $26,450 11.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $14.45 $16.63 $34,580 9.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 1,090 $6.16 $6.54 $13,610 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 120 $6.18 $6.44 $13,400 3.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 110 $10.25 $11.01 $22,890 7.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 1,730 $6.68 $8.80 $18,300 7.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) 40 $11.74 $12.06 $25,080 3.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (5) $23.40 $20.36 $42,360 22.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 $19.75 $26.58 $55,290 24.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 210 $23.65 $25.69 $53,440 8.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 310 $15.86 $17.54 $36,480 4.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (3) (5) $6.53 $6.50 $13,520 3.4 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6,170 $9.98 $10.54 $21,930 10.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 230 $12.81 $14.37 $29,890 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 30 $7.28 $8.00 $16,640 4.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 30 $10.03 $11.01 $22,910 7.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 150 $10.61 $10.42 $21,670 3.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 730 $9.67 $10.40 $21,630 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 40 $11.95 $11.72 $24,370 3.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (3) 30 $10.76 $12.31 $25,610 11.6 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) 170 $7.83 $7.91 $16,450 2.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 200 $9.71 $10.59 $22,030 8.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) (5) $7.83 $8.30 $17,270 5.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) 60 $6.10 $6.09 $12,660 3.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (5) $11.76 $11.47 $23,860 4.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $9.67 $10.42 $21,680 8.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 340 $8.05 $8.23 $17,110 3.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) (5) $7.92 $8.23 $17,130 4.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 30 $12.02 $12.97 $26,980 5.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 40 $16.23 $17.69 $36,790 4.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 110 $9.84 $10.76 $22,380 5.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 510 $7.15 $8.20 $17,060 4.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 440 $11.04 $11.53 $23,980 3.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (3) 820 $11.07 $11.14 $23,170 4.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) (5) $8.03 $8.38 $17,420 4.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 540 $9.25 $9.33 $19,410 3.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 70 $8.83 $8.73 $18,150 2.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 790 $8.99 $9.56 $19,880 3.7 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 40 $9.59 $9.90 $20,590 4.3 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,890 $11.79 $12.31 $25,600 3.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 120 $15.48 $15.95 $33,180 8.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 410 $11.46 $11.57 $24,070 4.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 90 $12.32 $12.38 $25,760 3.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 310 $9.63 $9.66 $20,090 3.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 50 $13.31 $13.82 $28,750 3.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 280 $15.52 $15.92 $33,110 11.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 130 $14.65 $16.04 $33,350 6.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (3) (5) $22.17 $20.64 $42,930 5.2 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 100 $8.29 $8.39 $17,460 3.0 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1,480 $11.42 $12.72 $26,470 5.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 70 $20.64 $18.13 $37,710 7.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (5) $14.16 $13.57 $28,230 7.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (5) $11.85 $12.45 $25,890 6.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 270 $11.27 $11.61 $24,140 4.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 30 $12.55 $12.69 $26,390 4.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) 70 $13.24 $13.17 $27,390 5.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) (5) $7.83 $8.08 $16,810 13.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 320 $11.35 $12.12 $25,200 3.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) (5) $14.61 $14.80 $30,780 11.4 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (3) (5) $16.19 $14.98 $31,160 16.4 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 3,420 $10.62 $11.48 $23,870 3.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 250 $17.30 $17.41 $36,210 4.9 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) (5) $10.81 $9.84 $20,470 7.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 220 $11.81 $11.68 $24,300 2.6 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 610 $9.83 $10.40 $21,620 9.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) (5) $10.51 $11.07 $23,020 3.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) 30 $13.79 $12.78 $26,580 2.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 50 $6.44 $6.42 $13,360 3.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (3) (5) $7.58 $7.38 $15,350 4.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) (5) $8.39 $8.41 $17,500 3.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 90 $11.83 $13.05 $27,140 6.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 110 $9.07 $8.86 $18,420 3.8 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2,420 $9.25 $9.77 $20,320 4.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) 150 $8.66 $8.97 $18,650 8.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 440 $11.95 $12.32 $25,630 4.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 280 $7.22 $7.98 $16,600 11.0 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers (3) (5) $8.02 $9.40 $19,550 12.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (3) (5) $6.12 $6.97 $14,500 5.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 160 $12.13 $12.68 $26,380 5.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 140 $7.80 $7.90 $16,430 8.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 230 $8.19 $8.85 $18,410 4.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (3) (5) $9.30 $9.55 $19,870 5.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 480 $7.53 $8.21 $17,090 6.8 %

About 1999 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) = Wage rates are calculated using three years of data: 1997, 1998, and 1999.

(5) = Estimates not released due to high relative standard error.

The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.



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